Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Safer Lifting

Do:
  • Keep your head up and your back straight and bend at your hips.


  • Bring the load as close to you as possible before lifting.


  • Lift with your legs, not your back.


  • Shift your feet to turn.


  • Keep the load directly in front of your body.


  • Try to perform lifts at waist height with your elbows in close to your body.


  • Limit lifting by hand. Use mechanical lifts or get help.


  • Stay fit to help avoid injury.

Don't:
  • Lift heavy loads (35 lbs or more) get help.


  • Reach across something to lift a load.


  • Lift bulky or uneven loads.


  • Reach to the side or lift while twisting.

 

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